Jennifer Merin

Jennifer Merin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Jennifer Merin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): About.com, New York Press

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 233
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 86% Khodorkovsky (2011) "Russian mogul Mikhail Khodorkovsky's fascinating story presented with stunning cinematic style. " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 25, 2011
4/5 86% In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery (2011) "The film's lead character is Weissensee Jewish Cemetery itself, a place that houses the dead, but has survived to become a symbol of human resilience, and of the importance of recognizing and respecting tradition. " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 13, 2011
5/5 85% Garbo: The Spy (2011) "A real life spy thriller of a documentary: "Garbo" is better than "Mata Hari." " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 13, 2011
80% Pianomania (2011) "An amazing glimpse into the rarefied realm of elite musicians, giving audiences a fly-on-the wall perspective to which not even devoted patrons of classical music are often privileged. " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 3, 2011
4/5 83% The Look (2011) "Charlotte Rampling, sublimely wise at age 55, comments on her performances, career and personal evolution, while looking into filmmaker Angelina Maccarone's camera for this insightful, intimate profile of the revered actress. " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 3, 2011
3.5/5 75% The Other F Word (2011) "The other F word is "Father" or "Fatherhood." Now, what were you thinking? " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 3, 2011
4.5/5 No Score Yet Marathon Boy "A beautifully made and deeply unsettling film. You won't soon forget the four-year-old who is running from a life of poverty. " ‐ About.com
Posted Nov 3, 2011
3.5/5 83% Klitschko (2011) "If you want to cheer for the Klitschkos, this profile will be enough for you. If you want to understand them, you'll need more. " ‐ About.com
Posted Oct 16, 2011
99% Le Havre (2011) "Beautifully humane, LE HAVRE is one of the few movies I've seen recently that has made me truly gleeful and profoundly proud that I am of our species. " ‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Posted Oct 11, 2011
4/5 76% Bombay Beach (2011) "Set within the surrealistic surroundings of remote and rundown Bombay Bay, with its stunning and timeless landscape of desert blight, these characters and their odd behavior are unfailingly fascinating fare for a verite filmmaker. " ‐ About.com
Posted Oct 10, 2011
3.5/5 95% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) "One or two 'Barbara Walters moments' would have enhanced this profile of Muppeteer Kevin Clash. Without them, the biodoc is little more than an endearing, people pleasing puff piece. " ‐ About.com
Posted Oct 8, 2011
3.5/5 67% The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011) "About an early triumph in the struggle for gay rights, and a colorful, fun glimpse at New Orleans' Mardi Gras in drag. " ‐ About.com
Posted Oct 8, 2011
3.5/5 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) "Some fascinating music history and watching Angelo's amazing antics add up to a very engaging audience experience. " ‐ About.com
Posted Oct 1, 2011
5/5 100% Thunder Soul (2011) "Moving and joyful, an authentic pleaser for crowds of all ages, inspiring for people in all seasons of life. " ‐ About.com
Posted Sep 18, 2011
5/5 83% You've Been Trumped (2012) "Donald Trump faces a reality show-down in Scotland in this compelling and dramatic environmental documentary. " ‐ About.com
Posted Sep 13, 2011
5/5 81% Where Soldiers Come From (2011) "Heather Courtney's poignant character-driven documentary presents a compelling argument that we should not send young Americans to war. " ‐ About.com
Posted Sep 11, 2011
2.5/5 67% Limelight (2011) "Billy Corben's glitzy documentary about the rise and demise of NY club lord Peter Gatien is studded with psychedelic images and audio that don't add much to the story -- except confusion. " ‐ About.com
Posted Sep 2, 2011
5/5 92% Rebirth (2011) "A moving documentary in which survivors of 9/11 lead us to reflect upon the tragic effects of 9/11 and how they can be overcome. Rebirth is about healing. " ‐ About.com
Posted Aug 29, 2011
3/5 46% Chasing Madoff (2011) "Ponzi master Madoff muted whistleblower Harry Makopolis' blasts for decades, as shown in this dark documentary intrigue that filmmaker Jeff Prosserman cloaks in film noir style. " ‐ About.com
Posted Aug 15, 2011
4/5 100% Gloria: In Her Own Words "Backed by archival footage, Gloria Steinem chronicles her career with candid on camera commentary. She's down to earth, no nonsense, smart and compelling. " ‐ About.com
Posted Aug 10, 2011
5/5 40% Granito (2011) "Part courtroom drama, part political thriller and part war movie, Granito: How to Nail A Dictator is one of the most compelling. gripping and inspiring documentaries of the year to date. " ‐ About.com
Posted Aug 10, 2011
4.5/5 97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011) "This brilliantly composed docu about Phil Ochs not only captures the power of the singer/songwriter's personality, it reveals the period's social and poltical strife by following events in his career and reflected in his lyrics. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jul 26, 2011
5/5 99% The Interrupters (2011) "Through chronicling CeaseFire's attempts to quell street violence, the filmmakers show how violence causes a downward spiral of despair. This isn't an easy documentary to watch, but it is one which must be seen. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jul 17, 2011
1.5/5 91% Tabloid (2011) "Morris' choice of title may be ripe with ironic intent, but the film is what it is: an arrogant, obscene, inexcusable example of tabloid exploitation. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jul 11, 2011
4/5 90% Crime After Crime (2011) "A genuine eye opener about the failures of our criminal justice system. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jul 10, 2011
3.5/5 50% Love Etc. (2011) "A good first date documentary. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jul 10, 2011
4.5/5 98% Project Nim (2011) "Director James Marsh smartly, slyly suggests through cinematic style that Project Nim was far from an authentic scientific experiment. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jul 10, 2011
4.5/5 89% Buck (2011) "Buck Brannaman is pure soul, and so is this film. Whether you own a horse or not, ride or not, Buck has some mighty life lessons in store, and they are presented in a purely gentle and inspiring way. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jun 19, 2011
3.5/5 79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) "Page One isn't quite a NYT cover story, but its moments of intrigue and hilarious Dave Carr sequences are entertaining. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jun 19, 2011
5/5 88% If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) "A compelling documentary that expands a little known chapter in the environmental movement to raise questions about how social protest should be staged, how terrorism should be defined and how civil disobedience should be handled by authorities. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jun 19, 2011
97% Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (2011) "It delivers a message of urgency: Make speed to heed the bees. " ‐ About.com
Posted Jun 6, 2011
4/5 76% Rejoice & Shout (2011) "Rejoice and Shout is a rousing documentary that should really be required viewing for all music lovers and for anyone who would like to be in the know about the gospel genre. " ‐ About.com
Posted May 29, 2011
4/5 96% One Lucky Elephant (2011) "Flora the elephant is quite a crowd pleaser. So is this delightful documentary! " ‐ About.com
Posted May 29, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Freedom Riders "Stanley Nelson's Freedom Riders profiles and pays tribute to civil rights activists who risked life and limb in nonviolent protest against segregation in the Deep South. " ‐ About.com
Posted May 17, 2011
4/5 57% How to Live Forever (2011) "Serving as a portal to personal reflection about aging and death, How To Life Forever is a highly relevant documentary with wide appeal. Read my full review. " ‐ About.com
Posted May 10, 2011
4.5/5 86% Bhutto (2010) "Filmmakers Duane Baughman and Johnny O'Hara present a stirring biographical documentary about Benazir Bhutto, one of history's most fascinating and tragic political leaders. " ‐ About.com
Posted May 9, 2011
3.5/5 60% Yves Saint Laurent - L'amour fou (2011) "A biographical documentary tribute to Yves Saint-Laurent and his accomplishments. But, told primarily from the perspective of Saint-Laurent's grieving partner, it's sadder than it is celebratory. " ‐ About.com
Posted May 8, 2011
4/5 89% The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (2011) "Leanne Pooley's delightful profile of Lynda and Jools Topp, New Zealand's top comedy duo, entertains while giving biographical background and full disclosure about their lesbian lifestyle. The performance clips are hilarious. Read full review. " ‐ About.com
Posted May 8, 2011
4/5 100% Louder Than A Bomb (2011) "A documentary about the competition between inner city and suburban high school poetry teams to win Chicago's 'Louder Than A Bomb' teen poetry rave. The teens hone their rhyming skills and styles until they're nothing less than terrific. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 30, 2011
4/5 85% Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2011) "Whether you play MONOPOLY or not, you'll be game for this entertaining documentary tha delves into everything about the world's most popular board game. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 29, 2011
5/5 77% Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2011) "Mary McDonagh Murphy's documentary is a fitting tribute to beloved author Nelle Harper Lee, an American treasure. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 29, 2011
3.5/5 70% Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) "An important subject with mass appeal. Read my full review. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 21, 2011
4.5/5 98% Born To Be Wild (2011) "Invites you on a thrilling IMAX 3D cinematic safari to wildlife 'orphanages' in Kenya and Borneo, where baby elephants and orangutans are nurtured and trained to return to the wild. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 18, 2011
3/5 71% Dumbstruck (2011) "The five ventriloquists and their dummies features in Mark Goffman's documentary, are far from Dumbstruck. They're quite articulate about their art, but not as funny as you'd expect them to be. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2011
4.5/5 92% Armadillo (2011) "Following Danish soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, the footage is dramatic, bloody, and often hard to watch. It takes you into the trenches. As a result, you might think twice about sending others to follow in their footsteps. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2.5/5 79% Blank City (2011) "Celine Danhier assembles a worthy cast of commentators, but fails to capture the 70s East Village ethos, and the film's frenetic pacing and jumpy editing make it all but unwatchable. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2011
3.5/5 82% American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011) "The life and career of Bill Hicks, controversial stand up comic who died of cancer at age 32, is chronicled in this entertaining and moving tribute film, rich with archival footage of Hicks' performances. " ‐ About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2011
4/5 86% The Windmill Movie (2009) "In embracing Richard Rogers' style and adopting his tone, Alexander Olch creates a documentary that's as much a respectful, moving tribute to Rogers, as it is the projected realization of Rogers' intended cinematic autobiography. " ‐ About.com
Posted Mar 19, 2011
4/5 92% My Perestroika (2011) "Director Robin Hessman, who spent the 1990s living and working in Russia, follows five Russian 30-somethings in her insightful, poignant verite portrayal of the effects of political, social and economic changes resulting from Perestroika. " ‐ About.com
Posted Mar 19, 2011
4/5 60% Plastic Planet (2011) "You must see this beautifully filmed cautionary tour of plastic-glutted landfills, plastic-strewn deserts and into human arteries where plastic beads compete with platelets for space. " ‐ About.com
Posted Mar 15, 2011
4.5/5 88% The Desert Of Forbidden Art (2011) "Art collector Igor Savitsky saved 44,000 world class art works from obliteration by the repressive Soviet regime, and built a museum for them in Uzbekistan. If you love art, history, and heros, you will love The Desert of forbidden Art " ‐ About.com
Posted Mar 4, 2011
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